I have had a lifelong passion for learning, which I love sharing with my students! I began my first teaching job at fourteen years old, and ever since I have taught or tutored a variety of subjects. Some highlights in my teaching career include designing and teaching my own College Composition courses for the University of Maine, Orono; designing and teaching College Composition and Introduction to Research courses at Howard University; working as a Teaching Assistant for African American Poe... [more]
While I could list a number of reasons why I am qualified to tutor students on vocabulary, the most convincing reason is that I have Ph.D. in English. Not only has my education required a great deal of reading, but also a great deal of writing. Earning a doctorate in English is also the culmination of many of the other experiences that qualify me to tutor in vocabulary.
I have multiple degrees in English, which requires a great deal of writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy, in addition to extensive editing and proofreading skills. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, worked in several writing centers, presented at several academic conferences, and published peer-reviewed scholarly articles. All of these experiences require not simply general knowledge of grammar but finesse.
I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University. My credentials include several years tutoring writing, teaching writing at the collegiate level, publishing my own scholarly and creative writing, and experience with free-lance copy and line editing.
I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in gender in literature from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University where I specialized in 20th Century Black Women's Literature. While I can tutor any area of literature, I am especially well versed in African American, US, British Romantic, and Postmodern literatures.
I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College where I graduated Magna cum laude, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in gender in literature from the University of Maine, and I have a Ph.D. in English from Howard University where I specialized in Black Women's Literature. While I specialized in certain areas, each of my degrees has equipped me with a strong general knowledge of English literature, including various traditions (e.g. American Literature, British Literature, Caribbean Literature, etc.), as well as literary theories and methodologies.
I hold multiple degrees in English, which requires extensive writing, proofreading, and editing. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, taught introduction to research writing, and worked in several writing centers. I also have free-lance experience with copy and line editing.
Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.
I have studied classical ballet for over twenty years, including two years at the pre-professional program at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. There, I studied with world-renowned ballet dancers Stanislav Issaev, Irina Ushakova, and Robert Barnett. I have also taught ballet classes sporadically.